Characteristics of the Foreign-Born Population Working in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting Industry: Analysis of the American Community Survey, 2009-2013

Yesenia D. Acosta, U.S. Census Bureau
Eric B. Jensen, U.S. Census Bureau

According to the 2009–2013 American Community Survey (ACS), 40.3 million foreign born lived in the United States, representing 12.9 percent of the total U.S. population. Of the 25.8 million foreign born who were in the labor force, 696,000 (2.7%) worked in the agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting industry. The ACS classifies those working in the agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting industry by type of employment. The five major types of employment for this industry include: crop production; animal production; forestry and logging; fishing, hunting, and trapping; and support activities for agriculture and forestry. This poster will analyze various demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the foreign born working in the agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting industry by type of employment.

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 Presented in Session P6. Migration and Urbanization/Population, Development, and the Environment